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Three Gorges Tribe

The Three-Gorges Tribe Scenic Spot consists of the Village on the Water, the Brook-Side Village, the Mountain Village. The area has been officially designated as a “Protected Center of the Popular Culture and Art of the Three Gorges.” The Three-Gorges Tribe is located on Xiling Gorge in the city of Yichang, between the Three-Gorges Dam and the Gezhouba Dam, in a region of mountains and streams where the scenery has the beauty of landscape paintings. Young women dance and sing as old sailboats moor placidly below stilt houses hidden in the bamboo grove. Maidens wash clothes by the brook side with their whirling batons, fishermen cast their nets in the misty distance… Entering the region feels like coming from afar into a dreamland garden.

three gorges tribe

At the juncture between the Longjin Brook and Yangtze River locates the Village on the Water, where the scenery, with the green mountains covered by mist against the blue water, is like a beautiful landscape painting. The people here, from generation to generation, live off the mountains and waters, and stretch their ancient culture of fishing life.

Located by a stream and against mountains, the Stream-Side Tribe is surrounded by mountains full of greenness, with the half on the land and the half into the water. You will feel like slandering in the fairyland with the fine rain breezing.

Three Gorges Tribe


White Emperor City

Located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, White Emperor City is facing the mouth of Qutang Gorge. It is the best place to view Qutang Gorge.

The name White Emperor City was named by Gongsun Shu, who claimed himself the King of Shu and called himself the White Emperor.

In the history, a lot of Chinese poets had been here and leaving a large number of poems.

The cruise of Yangtze River usually pass through White Emperor City. Most cruise will stop at Fengjie Port and take a optional shore excursion to the scenic site.


Originally called Ziyang City, the White Emperor City was constructed by Gongsun Shu when was in the saddle of Sichuan at the end of the Western Han Dynasty.

During the Three Kingdoms Period, the Baidi Temple became more important due to the heroes. In 222 AD, Liu Bei-the emperor of Shu State fell ill near White Emperor City after his defeat. Before he died, he entrusted the state affairs as well as his son to Zhuge Liang the Prime Minister.

In the Ming Dynasty, the statue of Gongsun Shu was replaced by Liu Bei’s, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and Zhuge Liang respectively.

Today’s White Emperor City was restored during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Architecture & Structure

In the Baidi Temple, you will have the chance to appreciate the ancient architecture such as Tuogu Tang (Entrusting Son’s Hall) which is the most outstanding destination. Moreover, the Mingliang Palace dedicated to the statue of Gongsun Shu is worth paying a visit. Besides, the Observing Stars Pavilion (Guanxing Ting) is also a good resort where Zhuge Liang once observed stars and then improved the strategy of using arms.

Also famed as City of Poems, there’re more than 70 poems, carvings as well as cultural relics during several dynasties.

However, scenic spots are not just what we have mentioned above. Therefore, you should come and see in your own eyes.

Present condition

Nowadays, a wind and rain bridge has been constructed at the foot of the temple for easy access to it. Moreover, a dock was also built for visitors to tour White Emperor City by boat.

White Emperor City




Shanghai, the most cosmopolitan, vibrant and economically prosperous city in the world, is originally a fishing village on a mudflat which almost literally overnight became a great metropolis.

Inevitable meeting place of world travelers, the habitat of people of forty-eight different nationalities, of the Orient yet Occidental, the city of glamorous night life and throbbing with activity, Shanghai offers the full composite allurement of the Far East.

Not a wilderness of temples and chop-sticks, of jade and pajamas, Shanghai in reality is an immense and modern city of well-paved streets, skyscrapers, luxurious hotels and clubs, trams, buses and motors, and much electricity.

Less than a century ago Shanghai was little more than an anchorage for junks, with a few villages scattered along the low, muddy banks of the river. What it will be a hundred years from now is a test for the imagination. Principal gateway to China, serving a hinterland population of more than 200,000,000, many close observers believe it will become the largest city in the world.

Although neighboring cities like Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou figure spaciously in the flourished in ancient China, Shanghai is very rarely mentioned. It was the domain of the Kingdom of Wu of the Spring and Autumn Period. Shanghai was so called not until in the Song Dynasty.

But when the British opened their first concession here in 1842, after the first Opium War, it was little more than a small town supported by fishing and weaving. Change was rapid. The French turned up in 1847 and it wasn’t long before an International Settlement was established. By the time the Japanese rocked up in 1895 the city was being parcelled up into settlements, all autonomous and immune from Chinese law. Enter China’s first fully fledged Special Economic Zone.

The world’s greatest houses of finance and commerce descended on Shanghai in the 1930s. The place had the tallest buildings in Asia, and more motor vehicles on its streets than the rest of China put together. Shanghai became a byword for exploitation and vice, in countless opium dens and gambling joints, in myriad brothels. Guarding it all were the American, French and Italian marines, British Tommies and Japanese bluejackets.

The foreigners no longer had control and by 1949, Shanghai was transformed by the Communist Chinese government. As the foreigners left, the businesses that were left behind were one by one taken over by the government.  After losing ground during the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, Deng Xiaopeng’s open door policy allowed for the advancement back to being an international force in business and finance.

The city continues to grow with new underground stations highways crisscrossing the city, the most modern stock exchange in the world and two new cultural institutions. However despite the growth and international investment Shanghai is still a city of contradictions as poverty is still prevalent.



Yangtze River & Three Gorges

Yangtze River & Three Gorges

The Yangtze Three Gorges, one of the ten most famous tour sites of China, proundly stands at the top of  best 40 in China’s hottest scenic spots. Meanwhile, it also enjoys the reputation for one of the best 35 China’s king scenic spots and 16 special touring routes.  Your step into Yichang will take you to the greatest paintings of  elegant Three Gorges gallery. Though the Three Gorges Project reservoir  began reserve water. The Three Gorges stand still with their  elegance  and verve. The Xiling Gorge is still deep and serene., the Wu Gorge is still beautiful, the Qutang Gorge is still steep and magnificent. At the same time, the new Three Gorges bring you new infinite new views. New sceneries created by the reservoir will add extreme mysteries to you, and make your trip rich and colorful.

Yichang, as the door of the three gorges, is the optimal place for the marvelous and attractive tour through Three Gorges.

The Three Gorges consist of the Xiling Gorge, the Wu Gorge and the Qutang Gorge. And they extend over 193 km from Daidi Castle in the west, Fengjie county of Chongqing municipality, to Nanjin Guan of Yichang city in the east, Hubei province. It’s the prime landscape along the Yangtze River, as well as the treasure of the China mountains and rivers. Through ages, the charming gorges have admired thousands of foreign and Chinese tourists whole heartedly.

Beautiful Sightseeings


Chongqing, located in the southeastern part of the Sichuan Basin, where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers meet, is the largest industrial and commercial city in southwestern China and the economic center of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is a metropolis under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government. Called Yu for short, Chongqing was established some 3,000 years ago.


Fengdu, with fantastic temples of underworld demons and gods, is constructed on the Mingshan Hill by the river band. It is known as the “Ghost City” and is a place for punishing the devil and awarding the good.


Shibaozhai architecture consists of three parts: the gate, the pagoda and the temple on the top. A nine story red wooden pagoda with upturned eaves 50m high, dates back to the Qing Dynasty.


One of the most important and largest ports on the Yangtze. It is widely known for its variety and hustling markets. Fifty percent of the city will be resettled after the Three Gorges Dam Project is complete.

Fengjie (Baidi City)

The Baidi City lies in the eastern part of Fengjie, four kilometers away. Famous poets such as Libai, Dufu, Liu’yuxi, Luyou, Fan Dacheng have ever been here, so the Baidi City is well known as “the Poet City”. There are two famous legends, one is “the seven hundred connected barracks were burned”, and the other is “the orphan was put in trust in Baidi City”.

Three Gorges

Gorges extends 193 kilometers along the Yangtze River and is one of China’s  most naturally beautiful areas, cultural history and sources of tourism.

Qutang Gorge The shortest of the Three Gorges (8 kilometers). It is considered the most dramatic by many visitors. The river navigates through the gorge’s sheer, steep cliffs where the Meng Liang staircase from the Song Dynasty can be seen.

Wu Gorge 44 kilometers long. The gorge is known for its deep valleys and forest covered mountains.

 Xiling Gorge The longest of the three (66 kilometers). The banks are covered with orange orchards. Along this gorge sit many archeological sites, including the Huangling Temple, first built during the Three Kingdoms Period.


Wushan, the Three Small Gorges, referring to the three separate valleys of the Daning River, are respectively, Dragon-Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. You can take a small junk to enjoy these marvelous spectacles of nature.

Shennong steam

Shennong stream is located at the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River in Hubei Province. The 60-kilometer Shennong Stream rises in the southern part of Shennongjia Nature Reserve and joins the Yangtze River at Xirangkou in Badong County. Its natural beauty and local color have attracted the interest of overseas tourists. You might see large and small karst caves, home of many swallows, a world of high cliffs, deep gorges, flying waterfalls, three-colored springs, the ancient trestle path the suspended coffin in the cliff, the groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations and also catch a picture of Tujia’s local and traditional style of living.

The average flow of the stream is 20 cubic meter per second a year. It is an ideal place for drafting tour with a very good experience of adventures without any danger.

Lesser Three gorges

Lesser Three gorges,made of Longmen Gorge,Bawu Gorge and Dicui Gorge,is 50 kilometers long.The river is very shallow,and the water is lucid.It is full of steep peaks.Its beauty is even superior to the Three gorges .The mini three gorges of Madu River,5 kilometers long,is situated at the Madu riverside of the branch of Daning River.You may drift around the mini three gorges:Sancheng Gorge,Qinwang Gorge,Changtan Gorge.


Zigui is located at the exit of Xiling Gorge, near which Xiangxi (Fragrant Stream) joins the Yangtze River. There erected a tomb and a memorial pavilion for Qu Yuan, a great patriotic poet in ancient China. One may take a dragon ship in the Fragrant Stream and see the native town of Wang Zhaojun, a famous beauty in ancient Chinese history.

The dam

The dam site is 27 miles upstream from Yichang City proper, at Sandouping Town, 38km upstream from the Gezhouba Dam Lock, inside the third of the Three Gorges. One of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in the world, the Three Gorges Project will forever change the face of the Yangtze River as we know it today. Possessing comprehensive utilization benefits mainly for flood control, power generation and navigation improvement. It will be a vital important and backbone project in harnessing and developing of the Yangtze River.

Shashi (Jingzhou)

Jingzhou, a well-preserved ancient city, was also a place for its strategic importance. Many historical relics are unearthed here, among which the bronze articles, silk and lacquered wares are very notable. A more than 2000-year-old male body in the museum is the most ancient corpse in a good state of preservation in China.


Wuhan, capital of Hubei Privince, is located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Hanshui rivers. The municipality is composed of the three towns of Wuchang, Hanyang and Hankou. The city, as the heart land of China is an important transportation hub. Main tourist attractions include East Lake, Yellow Crane Tower, Yangtze River Bridge, Guiyuan Temple, Ancient Lute Terrace and the provincial museum where musical bronze bells of 2,400 years old are displayed.

Yangtze River & Three Gorges

Wolong Pandas Reserve

Wolong Pandas Reserve

Wolong Pandas Reserve in the east of Mt. Qionglai, and a 3-hours drive from Chengdu, is a comprehensive state natural reserve of 200,000 hectares (i.e. 494,200 acres). Begun in 1963, Wolong Pandas Reserve is the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China.The Center was founded in 1980 with assistance from World Wildlife Fund.


Hi-tech is commonplace in the Research Center, which is a world leader in propagating the panda species. Tourists can take pictures with mice-like panda babies.

People from all nations are welcome to adopt pandas through naming them with an accompanying donation. Pandas are national treasures and also goodwill ambassadors.

Wildlife observation spots opened in Wolong Pandas Reserve attract explorers, tourists, animal-lovers as well as scientists. Occasionally wild pandas may show up in the Reserve. Every year more than 100, 000 visitors come to Wolong Panda Reserve.

Wolong Pandas Reserve

Foodie"s Paradise in Sichuan

Sichuan Cuisine

Many travelers know Sichuan cuisine for its “hot and spicy” flavors or a few of its most famous dishes, but that is only the beginning.Sichuan cuisine is legendary in China for its sophistication and diversity.the regional cuisine boasts 5,000 different dishes.

Sichuan cuisine has enjoyed a worldwide reputation. However, most people immediately think of Sichuan food soon after it is mentioned as a hot or spicy food.It is undear how the red pepper was introduced to Sichuan. You may wonder why the red pepper is so popular. Here is a common explanation.Sichuan has a humid climate that encourages people to eat strongly spiced foods.the red pepper may help reduce internal dampness.

Sichuan pepper is another important ingredient in Sichuan cooking.It is known as huajiao(flower pepper).It is the Chinese pepper, and it looks like a reddish brown fruit.the peppercorn comes from the prickly ash tree.the pepper flower creates a most sudden numbing effect on one`s tongue.

Sichuan cuisine so carefully balances color,smell,flavor, shape and nutrition that its dishes not only look pleasant and appealing,bu also nutritious.In Sichuan recipes there are several hundred popular dishes.Sichuan cuisine is able to prduce 100 different flavored dishes!Besides, Sichuan cooks provide dishes that are intentionally toned down for tourists at home and abroad. they have no difficulty in getting Sichuan food that suits their tastes whether it`s in a banquet,outstanding lunches,dinners,or snacks.
Kong po Chicken

Hot & Spot Shrimp

Sichuan Snake

Sichuan cuisine include a number of famous snack dishes.they are called “xiaochi”in Chinese.Sichuan snacks are very popular .they have unique flavors.they are cooked with various seasonings. Chengdu snacks have a long history.they have a particular style in color,smell,taste and shape.Each restaurant in Chengdu tries to offer a variety of traditional snack in an attempt to satisfy customers at home and abroad.Such an effort saves travelers much time in searching for snack places marked on the city guide map.

Foodie"s Paradise in Sichuan